Handling Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Claims Nationwide
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Disorders of peripheral nerves are frequent complications of chemotherapy and certain other drug therapies. As more and more effective therapies for cancer are found and patients are living longer, peripheral neuropathy complications of chemotherapy are increasing in prevalence. Chemotherapy can cause degeneration of peripheral sensory and motor nerves and cause patients to present with sensory disturbances, balance problems or weakness.”
No matter where it comes from, neuropathy interrupts the communication between your brain and other parts of your body. Experiencing pain, weakness, or numbness in your extremities can make it difficult to do your job, especially in occupations that require heavy physical activity or precision. A surgeon with neuropathy, for example, may be unable to perform their job properly.
When chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy prevents you from maintaining gainful employment, Dabdoub Law Firm can help. If you are covered by disability insurance, via your workplace or a private plan, we can help you file a claim for short-term disability (STD) or long-term disability (LTD) insurance benefits.
Everyone suffering from a condition like chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy deserves an opportunity to focus on their health and treatment, and no one should have to suffer through chronic pain or discomfort at work.
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Understanding Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Neuropathy is often referred to as peripheral neuropathy because it affects the peripheral nerves and nervous system. The peripheral nerves carry information to and from the brain, and peripheral neuropathy occurs when those nerves are damaged or destroyed. Neuropathy can affect one nerve (mononeuropathy) or nerve type, a combination of nerves (multifocal neuropathy), or nerves throughout the body (polyneuropathy). Overall, there are more than 100 different types of neuropathies.
Symptoms of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy
The symptoms of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy depend on the type of chemotherapy and which nerve fibers are affected. In chemotherapies that affect mainly the sensory nerve fibers, the patients experience unusual sensations (paresthesias), numbness, balance problems or pain. In cases where the motor nerves are affected, the patients may experience weakness of the muscles in the feet and hands.
Common symptoms of neuropathy include:
Tingling or “pins and needles”
Weakness in the affected area
Muscle twitching, cramps, and/or spasms
Muscle paralysis or loss of muscle control
Sharp, lightening-like pain
Burning, throbbing, or stabbing pain
Extreme sensitivity to touch
Inability to feel pain, pressure, temperature, or touch
Changes in sensation
Falling and loss of coordination
Low blood pressure or abnormal heart rate
Dizziness when standing up, fainting, or lightheadedness
Sweating too much or not enough in relation to the temperature
Problems with urination, digestion, and bowels
Unintentional weight loss
Problems with sexual function
Some people develop these symptoms slowly, while others experience them all at once. Sometimes, neuropathy gets worse over time. If the symptoms of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy are unbearable and prevent you from working, Dabdoub Law Firm can help.
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